Are you one of those organized souls who can drag out the family photo album with every picture in chronological order and labeled? Maybe you’re like most of us and just have boxes and boxes of photos waiting to be organized. Either way, the Historical Commission needs some help from you.
The Commission is looking for photos from the late 19th century to early 20th century that show schools in Sterling Township. In particular the Commission is looking for pictures of the following schools: Maple Grove School, located at Utica and Kleino; County Line School, located at 15-Mile and Dequindre; Monfort School, located at 14-Mile and Schoehnerr; Berz School, located at 15-Mile and Mound; Canal Road School located on Canal Road West of Saal; and Fox School, located on Clinton River Road east of Hayes.
The Commission is also seeking photos from the same time period showing what daily life was like in Sterling Township. Pictures of homes, churches, local businesses, and any kind of family gathering or event are all welcome.
Loaned photographs will be copied and returned to you within a few weeks. Identification of when the photo was taken and who and what is in the photo would be appreciated. Commission members may be able to assist you if you’re not sure of dates and places.
A rotating display of photographs is planned for the Upton House. Copies of the photographs will also be placed in the historical archive collection at the library.
If you have any questions, call Commission liaison Tammy Turgeon at 586-446-2640. If you would like to arrange to tour the Upton House, please contact Community Relations at 586-446-2470.
We are also looking for items for the Upton House Display. Items from the late 1880s to the early 1970s needed for display include: toys, china, cards, decorations, linens, and other family memorabilia. If you would like to loan items for the display, contact Joe Vitale at the library 586-446-2662.